The 2010 Tour de France winner returned to the race in 2018 as an ambassador for Skoda, looking after VIPs. But it wasn’t all VIPs — he also spent a day with Richard.

An edited version of their conversation featured in an episode of Kilometre 0 during the Tour but here is the extended interview. It touches on the difficulty of adapting to retirement, Schleck’s memories of the late Wouter Weylandt, how he feels about the 2010 Tour win that he inherited from Alberto Contador, and why he was one of the peloton’s ‘nice guys.’